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Manufacturing sector is the major component covered in the PPI
The Producer Price Index in 2020 decreased 2.7%
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Producer Price Index Malaysia August 2022

Release Date : Thursday 29, September 2022 1200

 

PPI Local Production, August 2021 – August 2022

 

 

PRODUCER PRICE INDEX (2010=100) BY SECTOR (MSIC 2008)

  • Producer Price Index (PPI) Local Production eased further to record 6.8 per cent in August 2022 as compared to 7.6 per cent in July 2022.
  • The increase was attributed by Manufacturing index with 9.4 per cent (July 2022: 9.9%), followed by Mining index that increased 5.8 per cent, slower than 9.0 per cent posted in July 2022. Meanwhile, Agriculture, forestry & fishing index recorded a decrease of negative 10.6 per cent in August 2022 (July 2022: -10.3%). 
  • Water supply and Electricity & gas supply indices recorded an increase of 3.0 per cent and 0.9 per cent in August 2022, respectively.
  • For a monthly comparison, PPI Local Production posted a decline for three consecutive months to record negative 0.2 per cent in August 2022 (July 2022: -2.3%). The decrease was due to Mining index that recorded a decline of negative 3.7 per cent (July 2022: -3.6%). In addition, Manufacturing index also posted a decrease of negative 0.1 per cent in August 2022. It recorded the first decline since September 2020 (-0.2%) after posting an increase for 22 consecutive months.
  • On the other hand, Agriculture, forestry & fishing index increased 2.5 per cent (July 2022: -22.3%). For utility indices, Water supply and Electricity & gas supply indices recorded an increase of 0.8 per cent and 0.1 per cent, respectively. 
  • In terms of PPI Local Production by stage of processing, Crude materials for further processing index declined for the first time since January 2021 (-3.4%) with negative 0.5 per cent in August 2022. In addition, indices of Intermediate materials, supplies & components increased 11.3 per cent, followed by Finished goods with an incline of 2.9 per cent.
  • For a monthly comparison, the index of Crude materials for further processing declined by negative 1.0 per cent, followed by Intermediate materials, supplies & components index (-0.1%). However, Finished goods index increased 0.3 per cent.

The full publication of the Producer Price Index Malaysia, August 2022 can be downloaded from  eStatistik portal.


Released by:

DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS MALAYSIA
29th SEPTEMBER 2022


Contact person:

Baharudin Mohamad 
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email: baharudin[at]dosm.gov.my

 

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